Worlds coolest sports car, is a motorcycle?
That’s right, the latest invention from Polaris Industries combines motorcycle technology, three wheels equals a motorcycle, with sports car seating and driving positioning to create the Slingshot. With two wheels in the front and a single large wheel in the back, this vehicle has a one of a kind unique look.
My new convertible motorcycle has a steering wheel!
Using technology borrowed from the ATV industry for seating and steering, combined with the concepts of gaining forward motion from a single track or wheel from Polaris’s experience in the motorcycle and snowmobile industries, you now have another vehicle option when shopping for your new summer sports car.
Polaris Slingshot vs. Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
A new and interesting choice may be brewing for sports car enthusiasts. The classic Corvette will accelerate 0-60 mph in just over 3 seconds and cost $80,000, while the Polaris Slingshot will run you about $20,000 and can accelerate 0-60 mph in just over 4 seconds; half the weight and fuel usage while always in a convertible form.
Sounds too good to be legal? Check your specific state and insurance company
Ensure you visit your specific state department of motor vehicles as there are several different classifications that this vehicle could be placed in. Most states and the federal government consider a three wheel vehicle a motorcycle and thus fall under the motorcycle laws for, manufacturing, registering, licensing and insuring. However, some states may view this differently and you must ensure you are complying with your states specific laws and regulations.
Test it or prove it! Register at polarisslingshot.com
If you are 18 year old or older looking to take this new concept out for a test drive, bring your motorcycle license and your helmet, smiles will be provided at no charge.